Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Nolan K. Bushnell
Born: February 5, 1943, in Clearfield, Utah, USA
- American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters chain.
- Started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. Atari's home version of the game Pong was a huge success.
- Sold Atari to Warner Communications for $28 million.
- On the board of a company called anti-aging games.
- Co-founder and Chairman of Brainrush, believes that Brainrush will be his biggest success and fundamentally change education.
Honors and awards
- Inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame.
- Inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame.
- Received the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award.
- Named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America."
"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference."